finding out why constantinople got the works

edirne

Posted in turkey by jlm2dy on April 30, 2011

day trip to the third capital city of the ottoman empire!

eski camii
this reminds me of animal print fabric
üç şerefli camii
fountains at üç şerefli
me and my idol, mimar sinan
selimiye camii, the best of sinan’s works
ottoman bridge, still in use!

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gümüşsuyu

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on April 29, 2011

view of dolmabahçe sarayı, bosphorus and bosphorus bridge. i love this city!

workin in the woodshop

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on April 28, 2011

visited some neighborhood shops to make friends, and this guy made a perfect chair leg in 8 minutes flat!

erik season

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on April 27, 2011

these golfball sized semi-sweet-semi-sour plums (called “er-eek”) are the signal to the start of summer!

fun fact!

Posted in istanbul??? by jlm2dy on April 26, 2011

one of my favorite facts about divanyolu caddesi in istanbul is about the effects of westernization in the 19th century: to widen the historic street and bring in modern amenities (cars, trams, services…) leaders decided to remove most buildings and houses in the way, or move them back a few meters.
[çemberlitaş hamamı] 

HOWEVER – some buildings were too significant to move, so instead, domed buildings were sliced in half like a loaf of bread to accomodate the new ‘western boulevard’. cool, huh?

[köprülü mehmet paşa medrese]

the tourists are coming…

Posted in istanbul by jlm2dy on April 25, 2011

stuck inside today, so this seagull and i watched the cruise ships come and go
in between exhibition prep projects [get ready! exhibit goes up on may 10th in istanbul!]

the renzo piano tour in genoa

Posted in italy by jlm2dy on April 24, 2011

something that shoots you 200m above genoa for a view (not so great on a cloudy day)

a biosphere with tropical plants and birds and butterflies (very great on a cloudy day)

a really great good friday

Posted in italy by jlm2dy on April 24, 2011

good morning CT!

late afternoon hike from monterossa

phew! now to celebrate!

good friday processionals in vernassa

children and grandparents walk with luminarias

more children carrying candles throughout the hilly town

cinque, cinque, cinque terre!

Posted in italy by jlm2dy on April 24, 2011

riomaggiore morning

no heels on the trail! | hi pup! | over the river and through the woods…

to vernassa we go!

pisa!

Posted in italy by jlm2dy on April 24, 2011



…i could get used to this.